I am back again! I took a brief break because I had Carpal Tunnel Release surgery on my right hand and tying was just not an option. The first two week after surgery I found myself wondering daily why I had the surgery! Am I insane? I have a wild 22 month old son who is into and on top of everything 24/7. Life without my dominate hand was rough! I found alternate ways to do things so that I could get things done but by the end of the day I was in pain and exhausted. I had my stitches out last Thursday and was very encouraged by the next day how much more I could do. The surgery site is still sensitive, I still have numbness in the tip of two fingers, my wrist aches a bit and it will take time to regain strength. My doctor said I should see a big difference in two months. So the verdict is still out weather this was a good idea and I am certainly not in any hurry to have it done to my left hand.
All Early Intervention evaluations were completed with Christian, we met with all coordinators, developed a plan and he had his first session last week. An early intervention para professional will be coming to our house once a week to work with him, the early intervention coordinator/Special Ed. Teacher will come with her once a month and the Speech Pathologist will come with her once a month as well. Most of the goals have to do with his development of speech. Hearing your child has developmental delays is hard to swallow. I immediately start to wonder why and blame myself. I have heard from so many people that boys talk later than girls, people have told me about boys they know who have not talked until they were 4 but it still stings that my son isn't talking. He will be 2 in two months and says no real words. He is starting to make new noises and more open mouthed sounds like ma, ba, and la. I have made a check list of activities to do with him that will help him meet his goals and hopefully get him talking. Now I need to develop a daily routine of working with him. It makes me so upset with myself how impatient I can be in regards to seeing results. I've been praying lately that God will help me to work with him consistently and trust in His plan for my boy. The day I hear him say his first word is going to be like Christmas, my birthday and Easter all rolled into one!
Then there is our high spirited, hot headed, emotional drama queen, LeAnne. She has always been fairly advanced intellectually for her age. Always busy, always thinking and asking questions. The other day on our way to a birthday party she asked questions about so many different topics it was comical. She has been into making cards for people she loves and there precious. Almost all of them say "I love you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much"! Daddy and I are going to sit her down and have a little chat tonight about how she treats me. She gets frustrated easily and lashes out at me. This is not something new. She has had melt downs like this since she was 2 or 3 but for a little bit now she has focused them towards me. We have been talking about how she needs to respect me and its not okay to yell at me. We have been talking about her breathing, and walking away for a bit. She puts a lot of pressure on herself to be perfect and we have to constantly remind her that is not our expectation. Oh the joys of parenting! :-)
Little man is up about an hour early from his name today, so much for some quiet time to write. I have started a new journey so stay tune to hear about that.